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Kang’ata reveals intrigues behind UhuRuto’s cancelled visits to Murang’a

Monday, November 11th, 2019 14:03 | By
Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata. PHOTO/Courtesy
Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata. PHOTO/Courtesy

Murang'a County senator Irungu Kang'ata has admitted that the division among the political leaders in the county could have led to the cancellation of the visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Speaking during a TV talk show on Monday morning, Kang'ata said both meetings were planned separately and no team bothered to inform the other.

According to him, the plan to have Uhuru come to Murang'a on Sunday was hatched back in May when he, alongside other leaders, went to receive a school bus at State House.

"The bishop was among those who had accompanied me and we had a chat with the President and this is when we invited him for the service," he said.

He further said despite having that agreement, they had not been given official communication to confirm the President's visit.

"His coming was confirmed on Thursday but unfortunately this also changed the last minute," said the senator.

He, however, could not explain why Uhuru has been cancelling his tours into the area which is perceived the be his stronghold.

He refuted claims that the President was losing touch with the people from this region adding that there is so much the government has done for the locals which would not have been if he did not have their interest at heart.

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